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Chris Tillman | Starting Pitcher

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/15/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Chris Tillman pitched well in a no-decision against the Yankees on Sunday, allowing just one run on five hits over 6 2/3 innings of work.
Tillman fanned six batters on the night while issuing just one free pass. The only damage against him came in the second inning where Martin Prado launched a solo home run. In the midst of another strong season, Tillman will carry a 12-5 record, 3.29 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 139/64 K/BB ratio into next weekend’s start against the Red Sox. Sep 14 - 11:34 PM

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Chris Tillman held the Red Sox to one run over five innings in Tuesday's win.

Tillman scattered six hits and two walks, limiting the Red Sox to a lone run with the aid of five strikeouts. The sole run against came on a Xander Bogaerts home run. The win was a continuation of an incredible run for Tillman and the Orioles -- Tillman hasn't lost since July 12, and the O's have won his past nine starts. Tillman is 12-5 with a 3.36 ERA, and he'll look to keep his good fortune going against the Yankees this weekend.
Sep 9 - 11:09 PM

Chris Tillman was given a no-decision, allowing three runs over six innings, as the Orioles powered their way to a 9-7 win against the Reds on Thursday.

Tillman left with a four-run lead but it was soon erased as the Reds came back against Brad Brach. The right-hander gave up five hits and a pair of walks while striking out six. Tillman hasn't lost a decision in the second half, and has a 3.40 ERA with a 128/61 K/BB ratio. He'll take the hill at Fenway Park on Tuesday next.
Sep 4 - 10:55 PM

Chris Tillman limited the Twins to one run in five innings Saturday in the Orioles' 3-2 victory.

Tillman gave up six hits and walked three, and had to be lifted at 100 pitches before the top of the sixth inning. He did not factor into the decision because the O's didn't take the lead for good until the bottom of the seventh. Tillman will carry a 3.36 ERA and 1.22 WHIP into his next scheduled start at home versus the Reds.
Aug 30 - 10:28 PM

Chris Tillman allowed just an unearned run over seven innings to cruise to a win over the Rays on Monday.

Tillman was supported with three runs in the third and six in the fifth on his way to his 11th win. He finished the night with just two strikeouts, but he got 12 outs on the ground. He's 4-0 with a 1.26 ERA in five starts this month.
Aug 25 - 10:39 PM

Chris Tillman struck out nine White Sox hitters, allowing just one run over eight innings in the Orioles' 5-1 victory on Tuesday.

Tillman served up a solo home run to Jose Abreu in the first inning, but he buckled down to hold the Sox scoreless over the next seven frames. The right-hander gave up just three hits and a walk on the evening en route to his 10th win. Tillman won't match his 16-win performance of 2013, but he's somewhat quietly put together a nice season again this year. Tillman owns a 3.55 ERA heading into Monday's start against the Rays.
Aug 19 - 11:03 PM

Chris Tillman took a no-decision after allowing two runs over seven innings in the Orioles' 5-3 win over the Yankees on Wednesday.

Tillman allowed a two-run home run to Francisco Cervelli in the third inning, but was otherwise dominant. The right-hander allowed only five hits and walked none while striking out three. He has now allowed three earned runs or fewer in 11 consecutive starts. As a result, his ERA is down to 3.68 with a 1.26 WHIP, and a 105/53 K/BB ratio. He'll take on the White Sox in a road start next Tuesday.
Aug 13 - 10:15 PM

Chris Tillman allowed two runs over 6 2/3 innings in a 12-2 win over the Cardinals on Friday.

The only damage against him was a two-run homer by A.J. Pierzynski in his final inning of work. Tillman held the Cards to just four hits and one walk to go along with seven strikeouts. The 26-year-old has bounced back nicely from a rough start to the season and now owns a 9-5 record to go along with a 3.73 ERA across 25 starts. He's a fine backend rotation option in mixed leagues.
Aug 8 - 10:55 PM

Chris Tillman threw seven scoreless innings as the Orioles shut out the Mariners 1-0 on Sunday.

Tillman allowed just four singles on the afternoon, striking out six in the win. Astonishingly, the victory was his first since June 27 despite owning an 8-5 record and 3.78 ERA. The right-hander will look to make it a streak when he faces the Cardinals on Friday in an interleague matchup.
Aug 3 - 6:16 PM

Chris Tillman got a no-decision after allowing five runs (three earned) over five innings in Tuesday's 12-inning walk-off win against the Angels.

Tillman and opposing starter Jered Weaver were nearly equally ineffective, a strange mix that helped the game go extras. The Orioles' right-hander allowed six hits -- including a home run to Josh Hamilton -- while walking one and striking out six. Tillman now has a 3.97 ERA, a 1.35 WHIP, and an 89/52 K/BB ratio, which he'll try to improve when he takes on the Mariners in a homestand finale on Sunday.
Jul 29 - 11:26 PM

Chris Tillman tossed six innings of one-run ball Wednesday in a no-decision against the Angels.

He struck out three, walked two and gave up five hits. It's not as though he's been pitching poorly. Tillman has slashed his ERA from 5.20 on June 5 to 3.92 today, allowing three earned runs or less in nine straight starts. Tillman hosts these same Angels on his home turf next week.
Jul 24 - 1:07 AM

Chris Tillman walked away with a no-decision, allowing four runs (three earned) as the Orioles emerged victorious over the Rangers 6-4 on Wednesday.

Tillman had been pitching lights out, posting a 1.61 ERA over his last four starts. He struggled a bit on Wednesday, particularly in the third inning when he allowed Adrian Beltre to double in two runs and later score in a three-run frame. Overall, he allowed seven hits and walked four while striking out only two. Tillman will take his 4.21 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, and 64/44 K/BB ratio into his next start against the Nationals on the road.
Jul 3 - 12:14 AM

Chris Tillman pitched the Orioles to a split of Friday's doubleheader against the Rays, allowing just one run on four hits over eight strong innings in the nightcap.

Tillman struck out a pair and walked one on the evening. The only damage against him was a solo homer off the bat of James Loney in the second inning. He'll bring a 4.18 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 62/40 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's matchup against the Rangers.
Jun 27 - 10:46 PM

Chris Tillman threw seven scoreless innings as the Orioles shut out the Yankees 8-0 on Sunday.

Tillman allowed four hits and four walks over his seven innings of work, striking out two. He's sandwiched four quality starts around one clunker in his last five outings, and the win Sunday moved him to 6-4 in 16 starts. Tillman will take a 4.45 ERA and 1.46 WHIP into the weekend's matchup with the Rays.
Jun 22 - 6:47 PM

Chris Tillman allowed three runs on eight hits over seven innings in a loss to the Blue Jays on Sunday.

The right-hander managed to turn in a quality start despite not having his best stuff. Tillman didn't walk a batter but failed to register a strikeout, either. Still, he's now turned in two decent starts after a rough stretch in late May and early June. Tillman will try to keep the stretch going against the Yankees on Saturday.
Jun 15 - 4:47 PM

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